faggot – Wiktionary

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faggot - Wiktionary

English

Different types

Etymology

From Center English fagot, from Center French fagot (bundle of sticks) in flip from the Medieval Latin and Italian fagotto. Examine Outdated Occitan fagot, Italian fagotto, fangotto, Spanish fajo (bundle, wad). Maybe from a diminutive of Vulgar Latin *facus, from Latin fascis (bundle of wooden). The senses referring to individuals, although probably originating as an extension of the sense “bundle of sticks”, might have been bolstered by Yiddish פֿייגעלע(feygele). Doublet of fagotto. See additionally: fag.

Pronunciation

Noun

faggot (plural faggots)

  1. (mainly Britain, collective) A bundle of sticks or brushwood supposed for use for gas tied collectively for carrying. (Some sources specify {that a} faggot is tied with two bands or withes, whereas a bavin is tied with only one.)
    • 1853, Sir Francis Bond Head, A faggot of French sticks: or, Paris in 1851, web page 2:

      Within the depth of, winter, nevertheless, a faggot of actual French Sticks — though of little intrinsic worth — could probably enliven for a number of moments an English Fireplace.

  2. (out of date) Burdensome baggage.
  3. A bundle of items of iron or metal lower off into appropriate lengths for welding.
  4. (uncommon, dated in US) A burning or smouldering piece of firewood.
    • 1961, Poul Anderson, Three Hearts and Three Lions
      He clambered again on his toes and grinned at them. The waning faggot solid pink mild over his fangs.
  5. (mainly Britain) A meatball made with offcuts and offal, particularly pork. (See Wikipedia.)
    • 2008, Julie Hodgson, In My Father’s Pockets, web page 16:

      At present could be faggots in gravy and chocolate pudding with a white sauce. I did not like faggots however picked at them and rolled the peas round my plate.

  6. (offensive, vulgar, slur) An annoying or thoughtless particular person.
  7. (Britain, Eire, colloquial, derogatory, out of date) A shrewish girl.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:shrew
    • 1591, Thomas Lodge, Catharos Diogenes in his Singularity (Oxford English Dictionary, faggot, fagot, n., 2nd Version, 1989, Oxford College Press, accessed 12 Jan 2009)
      A filbert is best than a faggot, besides or not it’s an Athenian she handfull.
    • 1796, Theobald Wolfe Tone, Autobiography:

      she desires me to go to mattress to her, and I will not, … for she is as crooked as a ram’s horn … and as ugly as sin in addition to ; rot her, the soiled little faggot, she torments me.

    • 1834, William Carleton, The Midnight Mass:

      The lady, in accordance with the customized of the nation, raised the Irish cry, in a loud melancholy wail …

      Darby, who prided himself on sustaining silence, couldn’t protect the consistency of his character upon this event … “Your sowl to the divil, you faggot!” he exclaimed, “what do you mane? The divil whip the tongue out o’ you! …”
    • 1922, James Joyce, chapter 18, in Ulysses:

      he was pretending to be laid up with a sick voice doing his highness to make himself fascinating for that outdated faggot Mrs Riordan that he thought he had a terrific leg of and he or she by no means left us a farthing all for lots for herself and her soul best miser ever was really afraid to put out 4d for her methylated spirit []

    • 1925, D. H. Lawrence, Reflections on the Dying of a Porcupine and Different Essays: .. Love Was As soon as a Little Boy
      To me she is fractious, tiresome, and a faggot. But the delicate desirableness is in her, for me. As it’s within the brown hen, or perhaps a sow.
    • 1973, Hugh Leonard, Da:

      MOTHER: To see who?

      DA: You faggot, you; do not let on you do not know.
  8. (offensive, vulgar, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand) A gay man, particularly an effeminate one.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:male gay
    Coordinate phrases: dyke, scissor sister
    • 1914, Louis E. Jackson and C.R. Hellyer, Vocabulary of Felony Slang (Portland, OR: Fashionable Printing Co., 1914) web page 30:
      Drag, Instance: “All of the fagots (sissies) shall be wearing drag on the ball tonight.
    • 1985, Sting & Mark Knopfler (lyrics and music), “Cash for Nothing”, in Brothers in Arms, carried out by Dire Straits:

      See the little faggot with the earring and the make-up? / Yeah buddy, that is his personal hair / That little faggot acquired his personal jet airplane / That little faggot, he is a millionaire

    • 2004, Dennis Cooper, The Sluts, web page 228:

      We’re a sizzling wanting crew that is your common faggot’s moist dream, so we pull some fairly max tips.

    • 2009, David L. Gold, Research in Etymology and Etiology, web page 781:

      Fleissner’s clarification presumably implies that Dickens meant Fag as an allusion to the derogatory English phrases fag ‘gay’, and faggot ‘gay’

    • 2012, Ernesto Martínez, On Making Sense: Queer Race Narratives of Intelligibility
      After all I am a faggot, darling. I am a flaming faggot, darling. I’m fanning the flames of my faggotry.
  9. (offensive, vulgar) A person thought of weak, effeminate, timid, pathetic, emotional, non-heteronormative not directly
  10. (out of date) A soldier numbered on the muster-roll, however probably not present.
  11. (Britain, historic) A faggot voter.

Derived phrases

Translations

Verb

faggot (third-person singular easy current faggots, current participle faggoting, easy previous and previous participle faggoted)

  1. Different type of fagot

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